Château de Lyde is a splendid edifice, part of which dates back to 1622. The estate has been split up and the vineyard today belongs to the Gonfrier brothers. Located within the municipal district of Baurech a few kilometres southeast of Bordeaux, the property boasts a magnificent gravelly south-facing terroir.This is an elegant, refined wine with wonderfully silky tannins.
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A.O.C : Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux rouge
District : Baurech
Vineyard surface area : 21 hectares
Terroir : Clayey-gravelly slopes
Grape varieties : 60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon
Average vine age : 25 years
Viticulture : Traditional Bordeaux-style vine training, with two canes and a flat arch. Controlled grassing-down of the vine rows or mechanical working of the soil, to improve the soils’ vitality and biodiversity. Manual “green pruning”, for a homogeneous distribution and proper aeration of the grape bunches. Mechanical grape harvesting.Sustainable farming methods are applied to the entire vineyard, which enjoys Haute Valeur Environnementale (“High Environmental Value”) certification.
Vinification : Destemming, crushing and vatting. Cold pre-fermentation maceration during 72 hours, to delicately extract colour and fruitiness. Fermentation and maceration in stainless-steel, temperature-controlled tanks during 20 days on average.
Ageing : 12 months in oak barrels.
Tasting notes :Château de Lyde is particularly ripe and concentrated. The nose offers aromas of blackcurrant, with grilled and roasted notes. Powerful in the mouth, this wine nevertheless retains great subtlety. The finish remains silky and delicate.The perfect accompaniment for braised lamb or Bordeaux-style entrecôte steak.
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